Best Doctors in India for Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Dr. S K S Marya

Dr. S K S Marya

Orthopedic Surgeon | Chairman & Chief Surgeon – Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement; Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Sanjay Sarup

Dr. Sanjay Sarup

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon | Head – Othopaedics (Unit-II) & Chief – Paediatric Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery; Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Best Hospitals in India for Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Fortis-Escorts

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is one of the oldest and best Cardiac Centers in India. It has some of the best known interventional cardiologists & heart surgeons in India. It also has few other specialties | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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FMRI Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Fortis is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Fortis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a shoulder condition that causes pain in your shoulder as well as limits its range of motion. When the tissues in your shoulder joint become tighter and thicker, it can lead to the development of scar tissue. Therefore, your shoulder joint doesn’t get enough space for proper rotation. This condition generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 60.

Symptoms

If your shoulder begins to hurt, you can become aware of a frozen shoulder. You are forced to limit your movement because of the pain. As you move the shoulder less and less, the stiffness increases, and within some time, you find out that you are no longer able to move your shoulder like you once did. When this problem becomes severe, you can also have problems performing everyday tasks that involve shoulder movement.

Causes & risk factors

The bones, ligaments and tendons making up the shoulder joint are encased in a capsule of connective tissue. When this capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint, the movement gets restricted.

Though doctors aren’t entirely sure which this occurs, the condition is more seen among people who have diabetes, or those who recently had to immobilize their shoulder for a long time, such as after a surgery, or an arm fracture.

There are certain risk factors that can increase your risk of developing a frozen shoulder.

  • People who are above the age of 40, especially women, are generally more likely to have this condition.
  • People suffering from prolonged immobility or reduced mobility of the shoulder are also at a high risk of having this condition. Immobility can be the result of several factors, such as broken arm, stroke, rotator cuff injury, or recovery from surgery.
  • People having certain diseases including diabetes, tuberculosis, cardiovascular disease, overactive thyroid, an underactive thyroid, and Parkinson’s disease are also more likely to develop this condition.

Diagnosis

During the physical exam, first, your doctor might ask you to move in certain ways in order to check your pain and evaluate your range of motion. Your doctor is next likely going to ask you to relax your muscle, while he/she moves your arm.

Sometimes, your doctor might also inject your shoulder with a numbing medication, so that he/she can determine your passive and active range of motion.

Frozen shoulder can also be diagnosed with signs and symptoms alone. However, your doctor might suggest imaging tests, such as MRI or X-rays, to rule out any other problems.

Treatment options

Most of the treatments for frozen shoulder involves controlling the pain and preserving as much range of motion as possible.

Therapy

A physical therapist can help you learn range-of-motion exercises so that you are able to recover as much mobility as you can, in your shoulder. Your commitment to these exercises is important if you expect a fast recovery of your mobility.

Medications

Your doctor might also recommend you over-the-counter pain relievers to deal with the pain and inflammation of the frozen shoulder. Depending on your shoulder, yo ur doctor might also sometimes recommend pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Although most frozen shoulders get better within 12-18 months on their own, in cases where there are persistent symptoms, your doctor might suggest:

Steroid injections

Injecting corticosteroids into your shoulder joint might help in decreasing. It should also improve the mobility of the shoulder, especially in the early stages of the process.

Shoulder manipulation

In this procedure, you are first given a general anesthetic, so that you are unconscious and feel no pain. Then your doctor moves your shoulder joint in various directions, in order to loosen the tightened tissue.

Joint distension

Injecting sterile water into the joint capsule might help to stretch the tissue and also make it easier to move the joint.

Surgery

Surgery for frozen shoulder is performed quite rarely, but if nothing else is helping, then your doctor might recommend surgery for removing scar tissue and adhesions from inside your shoulder joint. Generally, this surgery is performed with lighted, and tubular instruments which are inserted through small incisions around your joint.

Acupuncture

Alternative medicine such as acupuncture is also known to help with this condition. In this method, fine needles are inserted in your skin at specific points, which remain in place for between 15 to 40 minutes. They may be moved or manipulated during this time. Most acupuncture treatments are generally painless.

Prevention

Early treatments generally keep the condition from getting worse. If you are having diabetes, then managing it properly can help you reduce the risk for a frozen shoulder.

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